Put a R35 GTR engine in a car your mother uses to go to the shops and what you get is a Nissan Juke-R.
Basically a Nissan Juke on steroids, the Japanese car maker has announced that the super-crossover Juke-R will go into production but in very limited numbers and it will be built to order.
Nissan announced the Juke-R production during a cinematic online movie presentation featuring the award winning crossover vehicle with a rather unhealthy dose of turbocharged power. The short movie entitled “Desert Nemesis” shows the Juke-R destroying supercars like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Lamborghini Gallardo and the Ferrari 458 Italia.
Deliveries will start this summer and are also open to those who perhaps might find difficulty in getting approved for a car lease or looking for non status contract hire direct from Nissan or other main stream lenders. MSG Cars operate in the Bad Credit Car Lease market and so have a variety of options open to those who might find it difficult to get accepted elsewhere!
The production version of the Juke-R will still hold true to its original concept with a R35 GTR V6 Twin-turbocharged engine sitting in the engine bay. The Juke-R will also use the same all-wheel drive drivetrain and will be limited to a top speed of 160mph.
However, unlike the original Juke-R concept, the production model will be powered by a much more powerful R35 GTR engine. The original concept used a 485hp engine, the production will be using the 2013 R35 GTR engine which outputs a glorious supercar-killing 545hp.
Since the announcement, Nissan has already received bookings for 3 units which is estimated to fetch nearly £125,000 each. Out of the three, two of these orders were made by some wealthy individuals who live in Dubai – jealous!
The Juke-R was built by Ray Mallock Limited (RML), a local motorsports and engineering company on behalf on Nissan. If you thought it was easy to put a GTR engine in a Juke, think again. Compared to the Juke, the footprint of the GTR is wider but shorter.
Modifications on the Juke-R includes a full aggressive looking bodykit, a rear wing, R35 GTR 20” wheels, wider wheel arches, Brembo brakes and a rollcage. The interior also received extensive modifications including a GTR touch screen interface, engine control systems as well as a 4WD controller.
So, if you do have some 125 G’s lying around, send Nissan an email at [email protected] and we can take care of your finances.